Application Process: Groups 2 to 4

The birthday cut-off date for children applying to the 2s and 3s is August 1; for all other Groups: October 1.

Submitting an Application

Families are welcome to submit their completed application form between Tuesday, September 6, and Friday, November 25, 2016.

Families can chose to apply online, or download an application form and mail it to us. Family and/or child photos are strongly encouraged; please be sure to locate the photo download option when submitting an online application. After you press "Submit," the photo download option will appear.

Parent Visits to the School

Once we receive your application, the Admissions Office will contact you to schedule a morning C&C Info Session. This visit will give you a thorough look at our school, including a presentation about our program, a tour of our campus, and a mingling session with current parents. We typically contact families no later than three weeks after receiving completed applications. Please know that Info Sessions tend to fill quickly; if we receive your application after all admissions events are booked, we will be happy to consider your application, but we cannot guarantee that we will be able to schedule a tour for you.

In addition to the daytime tour, parents applying for the 2s, 3s, and 4s are encouraged to attend our annual Open House on Thursday, November 17, 2016, from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. At the Open House, parents will receive a tour from our current 13s (eighth-graders) as well as have the opportunity to speak with teachers and current parents. There is no need to RSVP for the Open House, nor do you need to submit an application in order to attend.

Admissions Lottery, Application Fee, and Child Visits

In order to manage the number of 2s and 3s applications that we receive, we narrow the applicant pool using a lottery system. Toward the end of December, we contact applicant families and notify them of their status. Families will either receive an invitation to a playgroup in January 2017 or a letter inviting them to re-apply in a later year. While we wish we could invite every applicant to a playgroup, the lottery method works to reduce the applications to a reasonable number.

All applicants must submit a non-refundable $75 application fee. If you are applying for the 2s or 3s, this fee enables you to enter our lottery system. Online applicants may submit payment by credit card; mail-in applicants must pay by check. Thank you.

Admissions Checklist

You may use this Admissions Checklist to keep track of the admissions process if you are applying to Groups 2 and 3 (nursery). We hope to make the process manageable for you, and as stress-free as possible.

Immunization Requirements

In the interest of public health and safety, and in conjunction with the New York State Department of Education, City and Country School requires all children to be vaccinated prior to admission. You may request a religious exemption to be reviewed (and possibly denied) by the Principal.

A Special Note About Our Application Form

A special note about our application form: Our application has several open-ended questions that will help us to get to know you and your child. Please know that we expect only a couple of sentences as answers to these questions. Our goal is to make the best match that we can between a family and the School. Of course, we also keep in mind our goal of creating a diverse and balanced population.


City and Country School complies with the Independent Schools Admissions Association of Greater New York (ISAAGNY) notification and reply dates.

2s, 3s, and 4s Groups (Nursery – Pre-Kindergarten):
   Notification Date: Wednesday, February 8, 2017
   Parent Reply Deadline: Noon on Friday, March 3, 2017

Please contact the Admissions Office with any questions about our admissions procedures:

   Elise Bauer, Director of Admissions

   Lisa Horner, Associate Director of Admissions

   Erika Greenberg, Admissions Associate

   146 West 13th Street
   New York, NY 10011

City and Country School

146 W 13th Street New York, NY 10011
Phone: 212.242.7802